PAM132 Research methods in adult education

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: z (credit). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Harvánková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PAN004 Quantitative Research && PAN005 Qualitative Research
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/10, only registered: 0/10, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/10
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course is an introduction to the issues of research adult education. It enables the students to understand the process of empirical scholarly attitude to reality. It examines the difference between the qualitative and quantitative research and provides students with basic insight into the pros and cons of various methodological procedures, their validity and reliability. At the end of the course students should be able to: critically evaluate adequacy of the research design and evaluate methodological relevance of the research.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able:
to critically evaluate adequacy of the research design;
to evaluate methodological relevance of the research;
to aply the achieved knowledge into their own research activities.
Syllabus
  • In this course, students will achieve knowledge and skills which allow them to participate in academically oriented research as well as to apply research methods in development in the field of adult education. This course enables the students to understand the process of empirical scholarly attitude to reality. It provides students with basic insight into the pros and cons of various methodological procedures, their validity and reliability. At the end of the course students should be able: to critically evaluate adequacy of the research design; to evaluate methodological relevance of the research; and to aply the achieved knowledge into their own research activities. The course consists of four main chapters: 1. Research process and empirical educational sciences. 2. Research desings. 3. Operationalization of concepts. 4. Research and development in adult education.
Literature
    required literature
  • COHEN, Louis, Lawrence MANION, Keith MORRISON and Richard BELL. Research methods in education. 7th ed. New York: Routledge, 2011. xxii, 758. ISBN 9780415583367. info
  • OLIVER, Esther. Research and development in adult education : fields and trends. Opladen: Barbara Budrich, 2010. 135 s. ISBN 9783866493049. info
  • Dimensions of adult learning : adult education and training in a global era. Edited by Griff Foley. 1st pub. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2004. xv, 335. ISBN 0335214487. info
    recommended literature
  • CRESWELL, John W. Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. 3rd ed. London: Sage, 2009. xxix, 260. ISBN 9781412965576. info
  • HOLLIDAY, Adrian. Doing and writing qualitative research. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2007. xiv, 199. ISBN 9781412911306. info
Teaching methods
On-line course, lectures, individual project.
Assessment methods
Final individual project.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Teacher's information
http://moodle.uni-duisburg-essen.de/course/view.php?id=3675

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